Phone: 469-752-6141


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science in Education, UNT Bachelor of Science in Education, Henderson State University

Jennifer Penny

I went through Plano ISD schools as a student, attending Dooley Elementary, Armstrong Middle School, Williams High School, and I graduated from Plano East Senior High. After college, I began teaching at Rice Middle School in 2001. During my time here, I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English, PACE humanities, and reading.

Like so many teachers, I come from a family of educators.  My mother was a science teacher for over 33 years.  My father was a band director and eventually went into district administration.  My brother is actually the band director here at Rice!  My sister-in-law is also a band director, so our entire family seems to be in education!

My favorite aspect of being a teacher is the fact that no two days are ever the same.  I also love building relationships with my students, and nothing makes me happier than visiting with former students so I can hear all about how they've grown and changed over the years.  

Teacher Schedule

  • 1st period: English 8 Honors

    2nd period: English 8 Honors

    3rd period: Conference/Planning

    4th period: English 8

    5th period: English 8 Honors

    6th period: Advisory 8

    7th period: English 8 Honors

    8th period: English 8

Tutorial Schedule

  • Morning Tutorials - 7:50 - 8:15 AM
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

    Afternoon Tutorials - 3:35 - 4:00 PM
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays

    See the Rice MS Tutorial Calendar for Virtual Tutorial Links